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Rare VIRGINIA contract pistol, 1801, 4th Regt, Richmond area, by Miles of Philadelphia.

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Offered here is the 7th known Miles Virginia contract pistol.  Consistent with their limited production (600 vs. 2,000), there are about 1/3 as many Miles Virginia pistols surviving today as there are North & Cheney pistols (26 or 27 authentic specimens).
This Miles pistol was shipped from Philadelphia to Richmond on September 30, 1802, on board the Success.  It was contained in the chest marked “P no. 11” or the one marked “P no. 12.”  This was the last delivery that Miles made to Virginia. A rare specimen.


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